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Posted December 31, 2014 by

What a year!!! You take the good, you take the bad….. I had a lot of family heartache (hence the comprehensive list) and saw a lot of AMAZING live shows. I’ve been loving the picks by the other members of #GuelphMusicClub and I’m sure those of you that know me aren’t surprised that I’m posting my picks at […]

Posted November 9, 2014 by

Super pumped for this week’s Rec-Room Monday up at DSTRCT Lounge!!! Along side our regular programming, Underplayed & Underplayed and The Fuzz radio programs on CFRU 93.3, I’ve got some exciting new releases and a couple records (I’m going to attempt to hook up the turntable once again) that I picked up at shows over […]

Posted May 5, 2014 by

Back in February I had a chance to be one of the judges for season two of “Out Of The Shell”. It was a great night of music with good people and by the end of it the eight finalists had been chosen. Each week’s featured band is a surprise but with Guelph bands The […]

Posted April 24, 2014 by

I felt the greatest sense of community this month when Missed Connections Records asked us if we would be interested in an advanced copy of Alanna Gurr & The Greatest State‘s new album Late At Night. Guelph label. Guelph musician. Guelph publication. These are the relationships that make Guelph the live music mecca that it […]

Posted January 29, 2014 by

This Saturday Hamilton band The Zilis will play along side Guelph‘s Fitness Club Fiasco, both Kennedy Cult and Goodnight, Sunrise of Toronto share the bill as well. Born from the ashes of Dean Lickyer, The Zilis have recently released their second EP, Sketches II. You would never guess by how polished this record is that it is only their sophomore effort. Pulling from a wide range […]

Posted January 27, 2014 by

Head’s up! Turtleshell Studio are looking for musicians to appear in season two of their web-series Out Of The Shell. If you’ve got a newish song and would like to have a professionally recorded live performance video of said song, you’ll probably qualify. The guys from Turtleshell Studio will be on Underplayed & Underpaid at 6:05 pm today […]

Posted January 7, 2014 by

The Monsters of Schlock are self described as “The World’s Most Extreme Two Man Circus Sideshow Comedy Magic Extravaganza”. These Guelph natives have truly made a name for themselves taking on some of the craziest record breaking attempts for a chance to get in the Guinness Book of World Records and performing their legendary sideshow […]

Posted November 26, 2013 by

The follow-up to Mandroid Echostar‘s self-titled debut EP has been a much anticipated release, not just in their home town of Guelph, but in Southern Ontario as a whole. Having been warned by the band not to expect a repeat of their first release I didn’t know what to expect but was eager to listen […]

Posted November 7, 2013 by

Music Lives: Your new album No Great War has it’s release show coming up on November 9th. How excited are you to finally release it and what was the process like? James Murray: I am beyond excited for this release! So much time and hard work has gone into making this record and I can’t […]

Posted October 8, 2013 by

I’ve realized a few things since my last post for Guelph Music Club. One, that this IS definitely the decade where most of my favourite sad music comes from. Secondly, I moved in to a new house over a month ago and have yet to sort my record collection, making my inner Rob Gordon cringe. […]

Posted October 2, 2013 by

So it seems like the Guelph Music Club has discovered the decade where the Winter of my discontent began. One of the other albums I listen to every year, alone, in the dark, on my birthday, is Pink Floyd‘s Wish You Were Here. Like many Pink Floyd albums, each side plays almost seamlessly from song to […]

Posted October 1, 2013 by

When Guelph band Odd Years asked us to review their new album Drawing Lines, I jumped at a chance to get an advanced copy. I’ve got to know a few members of the band since starting our website and they’re some of the busiest musicians and nicest guys in town. There is something on Drawing Lines for […]

Posted September 26, 2013 by

I went to a rock show, as I do. When a rock show is a CD release, I usually pick it up. We need to support our musicians and this way I know I’ve done my part. A few weeks ago I grabbed Guelph guitarist Nick Johnston‘s latest CD, In A Locked Room On The […]

Posted September 9, 2013 by

If you didn’t get a chance to check out our first edition of Music Lives print, here’s the show we reviewed from back in July. Enjoy! If you’ve never been to one of The Medicine Hat’s shows, you’ve probably interacted with a member of the band somewhere in Guelph and not realized it. One may […]

Posted July 25, 2013 by

Thanks so much everyone! We’re all getting really excited here at Music Lives. We still have about a day and a half left in our campaign, but we’ve already surpassed our goal! I’ve started this update several times and every time I came back to it, someone had donated to our cause/grabbed themselves a sweet […]

Posted July 15, 2013 by

I was raised on some Classical Music, but not a lot, so this assignment for Guelph Music Club was a little tricky. I associate most of my favourite pieces with movies. It’s kind of surprising that Classical Music isn’t utilized more in modern cinema. Most movies have an original score, when, if they wanted to […]

Posted July 8, 2013 by

Picking a sports song or stadium anthem for Guelph Music Club could be a little tough for me. I go to stadiums and arenas for rock shows, not sporting events. I see Iron Maiden, Guns & Roses and Foo Fighters at the ACC, not the Leafs. I haven’t been to a Jays game since ’94. […]

Posted July 2, 2013 by

Recently GAIN Music hosted the Guelph stop of Courage My Loves’ Becoming Tour at Van Gogh’s Ear with Guelph band Mandroid Echostar joining them on several dates. They were joined by Uxbridge band Air Marshal Landing, performing in support of their new record, You Used To Be Me and Guelph band BoomEcho. In a rare occurrence, a band, all the bands […]

Posted July 1, 2013 by

Happy Canada Day! I figured it would be festive to share a few of the Canadian bands I’m listening to right now. First up is East Coast band, The Stanfields. They played a Badlands Music/GAIN Music show in Guelph this past Saturday at Van Gogh’s Ear. Bryan at Underplayed & Underpaid will be playing some of The […]

Posted June 28, 2013 by

This is a BIG THANK YOU to everyone that has already contributed or helped spread the word about our campaign to go to print. The last couple of weeks we have seen a lot of great live music in Guelph and we’ve been to almost every show. Attendance has been great! Summer usually means show […]